|Grid reference||ST 17433 77394|
|Common name||Common hornbeam 'Columnaris'|
|Common name||Columnar European hornbeam|
|Origin||Europe, Asia Minor|
|Status||GB Champion 2013|
|Height||16M December 2015|
|Girth||258cm @ 0.7M January 2016|
This tree is on the south east edge of Blackweir woodland south.
General tree description
Carpinus betulus 'Columnaris' is a variety of the Common or European hornbeam. It is a smaller tree than the species, characterised by its compact, columnar shape. It is noted for its dense dark green summer foliage that clusters at the branch tips. The leaves turn yellow in autumn.